James Edwin Guffey, 69, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at his home.
He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was the son of Majorie Wade Guffey and the late James C. Guffey.
He was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of McMinn County Class of 1971, he was a graduate of University of the South (Sewanee), he received his Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee in Engineering. He was associated with ABB and Thomas & Betts until his retirement.
He is survived by his loving wife, Melissa Hancock Guffey; his mother, Majorie Wade Guffey; his daughter, Leah Marie ; grandchildren, Ayla and Thoren; four step-sons, Jacob, David, Josh, and John Richard; one sister, Carol Russell; one brother, David Clay Guffey; one niece Katy Russell; one nephews, Andy Russell; and two grand-nephews, Isaiah and Kaiden .
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorials be made to Clearwater Cemetery Fund c/o Clearwater Baptist Church, 964 Co. Rd. 180, Athens, TN 37303.